Dr. Erjon Curraj
Dr. Erjon Curraj

Dr. Erjon Curraj, is a senior expert in digital transformation and innovation, combines extensive experience from academia, public and private sectors, and civil society. He holds a PhD in management studies, focusing on digitalization’s impact on SMEs in Albania. With more than 17 years of professional experienced with IT Project Management and transforming organisations through digitalization and innovation, Erjon avails of well-established partnerships in Albania and Southeast Europe with stakeholders in digitalisation, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He has been a champion of promoting the EU Digital Agenda in Albania as well and is currently part of a global team developing the Global Responsible Artificial Index.

As part of SCiDEV Center, Erjon plays a key role in the digital rights and cybersecurity. He contributes with expertise, capacity building and mentoring of grassroots CSOs, local media outlets, journalists, and youth in terms of raising awareness and competences on digital rights and building cyber resilience. He also strategically supports the work of SCiDEV in strengthening cooperation with academia, public and private sector. He is a board member of the Albanian E-Commerce Association. Also, he is a member of the Regional USAID Network on Business Relations Development, full member of COST, and a member of Project Management Institution (PMI).

He as (co)authored research on research to business links, Quadruple Helix model in Albania, digital democracy, personal data protections, digital transformation, AI and policy.